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by James Denney,Leighton Ford

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Author:
James Denney,Leighton Ford
ISBN13:
978-0891098515
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0891098518
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Navpress Pub Group; 1st edition (July 1, 1994)
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Ministry & Evangelism
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The Power of Story sets forth a more winsome, more biblical approach to telling of God's work in our lives. Anyone eager for evangelistic integrity will find Leighton Ford a personable and convincing guide.

The Power of Story sets forth a more winsome, more biblical approach to telling of God's work in our lives. - Dr. Stephen A. Hayner, president, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Start reading Power of Story on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Power of Story book. The book is a parable of three friends who meet at the Olympics, Barcelona 1992 and come back together a few years later at the Atlanta Olympics.

If you're like most people, you have some hesitancy about talking to othersĀ .

If you're like most people, you have some hesitancy about talking to others about Jesus. It might be due to fear or shyness, or it may be that you just don't know what to say. Now Dr. Ford shows how simply telling your story is perhaps the best non-threatening, low-key way to communicate the Gospel-God's story-to others. His collaborative titles include "Reggie White in the Trenches"; "Undefeated", with Bob and Brian Griese; and numerous books with Pat Williams, including "Go for the Magic", "Coach Wooden", and "The Difference You Make".

You have a story to tell.

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Everyone has a story to tell. Leighton Ford demonstrates how these stories of God's work can help lead others to salvation in Christ. Recently added by. GraceCovenantCLT, vikmay25, Connect3150, jntjesussaves, mtgilead, EPoproski, Sangyong, Alan. Hald, gnbclibrary, KenzieJon. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Original publication date.

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rediscovering the oldest, most natural way to reach people for Christ. Published 1994 by NavPress in Colorado Springs, Colo. Religious aspects of Storytelling, Storytelling, Evangelistic work, Christianity.

You have a story to tell. This book will help you tell it.

In this age of high-tech communication and endless formulas for successful evangelism, the most effective way to lead others to Christ is, surprisingly, also the oldest, purest, and most natural-the same way that Jesus, Paul, and all the early evangelists told the great story of God's grace.

In The Power of Story, Dr. Leighton Ford explains how you, too, can experience the joy of leading others to Christ-simply by telling them the story of how God has impacted your life. "Evangelism isn't about formulas and programs," Dr. Ford says. "It's about what God has done in our lives. Evangelism is the result of God's story intersecting with our story. He is the evangelist-not us."

To illustrate what can happen when we share our story with those around us, Dr. Ford weaves through the book a tale of three friends whose lives are touched, one by one, by the power of God's Story. By carefully examining the words and actions of the Christian men and women who tell their stories to Ben, Judith, and Darrell, Dr. Ford reveals how a few simple words and small acts of Christian kindness can have eternal results.

If you have become a part of the story of God, then you have a story to tell to those around you. "They are eager to hear it," writes Dr. Ford. "They are dying to hear it. Any Christian can be an evangelist-and every Christian should."

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  • Leighton Ford has attempted to tackle a tough issue that is (or should be)facing all churches: evangilism. Ford focuses especially on evangelizing to Generation Xers. One aspect of the book was excellent: the section dealing with "who Generation X is." He has Generation X pegged. The excerpt of a speech and Ford's own presented reserach have accurately depicted the fears, hopes, inconsistencies, and world-view of people in their late twenties and early thirties and showed how their values interconnect. He also accurately presents the problems one faces when trying to speak to members of Generation X about the Christian faith, especially their apparent inability to see any need for a god since they already have everything they need (but not limited to that view). As I've tried to speak with my friends about the Lord, I get resonses similar to the ones Ford points out to me.
    Ford also does an excellent job of telling Christians what NOT to do when attempting to evangelize to Generation X, namely argue with them and/or force God into conversations. This is good advice for witnessing to just about anyone. Ford then suggests a method of witnessing that the apostle Paul had used: becoming a living example of the Love that God the Father has for all people, the Grace that Jesus Christ displayed by taking the punishment for our sins as he died on the cross, and the Fellowship that the Holy Spirit creates among people who worship God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
    While I do admire Ford's "thinking outside the box" in coming up with this simple method of witnessing, I wonder how effective it is. Of the three fictional example stories Ford includes in the book, the only one that seems believable to me is the one concerning the Gen X sports reporter. I cannot picture the Jewish television executive or the lawyer converting to Christianity as a result of the events in the fictional stories (two of the three conversions result as tragedy enters the lives of the characters--I imagine people will turn to almost anything that will fill a painful void in their lives). Then again, I may be wrong. But whether I'm right or wrong in my thinking, I pray that the Holy Spirit, through some way, works through you to bring others to Chrsit.

  • Well written, with stories to highlight new strategies to share the Gospel. A great read.

  • I found this book easy to listen to. It shows the very easy way that God`s story can be shared.

  • The book uses story well to communicate how THE Story of Jesus can relate to today's unchurched.
    I found the sections on the Fatherhood of God, the grace of the Son and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit the most helpful as Dr. Ford uses each of these attributes of God to show how our friends need these characteristics of God in their lives and how this is how God will meet them where they are at.
    It was a well thought through book and helpful for understanding our culture presented in a caring manner.